Painting Exterior Siding Saves Money

Exterior House Painting Saves Thousands

Ever hear that cliche "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, from a painting contractor's standpoint, "A gallon of paint, is worth thousands of dollars". And what I can tell you, not painting an exterior will cost you much more in the long run. Yes, we may be in tough economic times, but instead of buying that

Siding Replacements

Cedar Siding Replacements

 

new flat screen TV, or new iPhones for the whole family, you may want to take a close look at your exterior siding. Investing in the maintenance of your home will save your family thousands down the road.

Yea, I can hear it; "This guy is in business to paint exteriors, so naturally he's going to say "Paint it". Absolutely not! What I will tell you is, I'm hear to help my local community with one service many do not like doing themselves, applying paint coatings professionally, seeing many exteriors not getting painted, being way overdue, thereby deteriorating beyond restoration, needing replacement, costing much more than keeping up with a fresh quality paint coating for one's trim and exterior siding.

Helping Local Residents, Painting Exterior Homes

Helping local residents with painting one's exterior or interior for that matter, we gain a tremendous degree of satisfaction helping our community, transforming a dried, faded, and sometimes flaking paint, to better than new condition. Starting back right out of High School, partnering up with a H.S buddy I'll name Carl, we remodeled a local Disco, named J. Raggs in Dallas back in late 76 after graduating. This was the start of something that has inspired me doing ever since, over 30 years. Painting countless homes over the years, also seeing many areas of wood, and exterior sheathing or siding deteriorated, we've also replaced this, as an added feature of our painting services, again helping our local residents, having this knowledge of home improvement. Not only do we paint, but we make recommendations, as this is our area of expertise. Never feeling like I know too much, always like to be on the cutting edge, eager to learn more. Knowledge gained is free, and helping our local community in house painting, siding repairs or replacements, or information I can relay, trying to work with everyone's budget, is what we do best, getting the most enjoyment.

Painting Exterior Sheathing vs. New Wood Siding 

Painting Exterior Siding or Sheathing

Painting New Exterior Cedar Siding or Sheathing

Painting exterior siding on a regular 10-15 year basis, opposed to never painting siding until it is so dilapidated it must be replaced will cost much more in the long run. Many who never paint siding, have also not thought that once siding is replaced, it must be immediately painted, costing even more than replacing siding alone. What many do not understand is the exterior sheathing is the outer layer which keeps and protects the contents and occupants inside. This outer layer receives the brunt of all weather conditions your area dishes out, rain or shine. Most new siding comes pre-primed, ready to receive exterior paint coating. If the new siding never receives coating over primer, it's set up for disaster. This is why most decide painting new siding, over primer; To protect the new siding for many years to come.

Re-painting older siding is a real plus, extending the life of that current siding you already have in place. Let me repeat; If you do not re-paint current siding, your siding will deteriorate, sometimes beyond restoration, requiring replacing with new siding, thereby costing much more in the long run. Having a quality painting contractor apply a professional exterior paint coating is much cheaper, that the alternative, removing old, replacing with brand new siding, saving thousands in the long run. Yea, most would conclude, some saying this is profound, but I wanted to put some actual numbers to this philosophy, showing in black and white, in a clinical blog table, if everything is the same. Same siding, same exterior paint, same contractor, same everything, only expanding the size of home, as naturally a larger home will cost more than a smaller one.

Changing Motor Oil Similar to Painting Home's Exterior

Cannot stress enough, where ever you live in the country, painting your exterior should be top priority, instead of thinking of new siding whenever that may be. I know there are some who never change motor oil in their cars, as I have met only a very few. Those same people never give another thought of painting the exterior sheathing or siding of their homes either, getting back to the infamous cliche mentioned above.

New Vinyl Siding is Cost Prohibitive

Right, vinyl siding can be painted, lasting years, having a fresh new exterior house color, as we have painted many. However, installing vinyl siding, the cost is so prohibitive, one would need to live in their home 35-40 years in order to pay for it's self, not having to ever paint the exterior again. Well, this calculation will be in the next chart I plan writing. But for now, this chart below does not include vinyl, only original quality wood siding that came on your home when it was built. And yes I've outlined in my table a comparison using 45 years from an exterior paint standpoint, knowing the fact every home must have some sort of siding, and protecting to last this long or longer, fresh new paint is key, and not installing vinyl siding to cover-up the initial problem, knowing at some point, your vinyl siding Will be painted, either by you, or the next owner of your property. As you can probably guess, I'm against vinyl siding, as it is flimsy, moves with the wind, cheap plastic that hardens and cracks as it ages over time. Furthermore, wood is much more durable than vinyl when it comes to hail storms.

Vinyl Siding After Hail Storm

Cheap Vinyl Siding After Hail Storm

A.) Not Painting Exterior Siding

Never painting exterior siding, there is zero painting costs associated with this, including scraping, caulking, priming, and weatherizing your exterior. However, you will be replacing, or having us or someone else replace your siding if you elect not ever painting it, becoming deteriorated that no paint will magically improve. Matter of fact, when we paint an exterior, our first SOP (standard operating procedure) is to power wash. With siding crumbling off in one's hand, a light power rinse would tear this type of siding up to smithereens.

Deteriorated_Siding

Paint is not smart. Paint is only as good as the substrate it is covering. Therefore, if someone asked us to paint this siding above, sure we could do it, for a price. Only difference is, if we were to paint this siding, no warranty would be issued, not even a week, no matter what type of exterior paint we would use. Life-time paint will crack, peel, and flake off just as quick as 15 year paint, knowing the siding has that Apple Pie Crumble on bottom.

B.) Siding Replacement Costs-Highlighted in Red

Siding replacement costs are a direct result of not painting exterior siding or sheathing on a regular basis. National average wood siding costs per liner feet to remove, dispose, and replace new siding, which includes fasteners, vapor barrier under-lament, trim boards, labor, proper siding equipment and tools. Average home is considered 2000 sq. ft. of floor space. Calculating siding costs all the way up to 3000 sq. ft. as most homes fall within these living space averages. Sure there are much larger homes, and siding costs goes up proportionally for painting and or siding replacements.

C.) Required External Painting Cost

This is where I mentioned above, any new siding replaced is required to receive new exterior paint immediately after replacement, adding to the initial cost of replacing the siding. You just can't get around it. All exterior siding is required to have a fresh pliable paint coating to protect the wood fibers underneath. Once new siding is replaced, the next important step is painting it, so you don't have to replace this expensive feature of a home again! So, this required external painting cost for new siding replacement must be considered.

D.) Siding Repair Costs, if Maintained-Highlighted in Blue
Best Scenario

If siding is maintained properly, there rarely would ever be cost involved for replacements. Maintaining this external sheathing is best achieved by you guessed it, keeping it freshly painted. As paint ages, it dries out, usually fades first, becoming brittle. Any movement of siding caused by winds, temperature changes, will cause this aged paint to crack, peel, chip, and flake off, exposing the wood underneath. Once this happens, moisture is allowed into wood, thereby causing swelling like a sponge, deteriorating beyond repair.  If siding is painted on a regular interval, this deterioration will never happen, and subsequently never having cost associated with repairs, being zero.

E.) Normal Exterior Painting Costs, over 45 years
Best Scenario

Generally speaking, a good quality exterior paint coating should last 10-15 years. With the advancement of paint's chemistry by Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, Glidden and Valspar, exterior paints are lasting much longer today. So only needing 3 exterior paint jobs from today, fast forwarding to 2056, your exterior siding should not need replacing any time between now and then. Initial external paint costs may seem to hurt the pocketbook in the beginning, but your pocketbook will look much more handsomely 45 years later.

 

Saving Customers Thousands in Home Improvement Costs

In business painting homes and offices in Denver and Colorado, also providing siding contractor services for an affordable paint and siding cost estimates, enjoying this type of home improvement as a career, and even more so a passion, feeling Eco Paint is your number 1 choice for exterior painting and siding repairs in Colorado.

Saving our customers thousands in home improvement costs is a real pleasure, just like a Doctor can make recommendations saving one's health, or a mechanic can make recommendations extending the life of one's car. Knowing the term "Saving" is money not spent otherwise that would eventually cost you much more. Being proactive in your home improvement protection is key to saving real money in this day and age, and professionally painting one's exterior does just that. Saving over 400% of your money, I can't think of a better way of preserving one's home, saving thousands in the process.

Denver Siding Repairs, and Wood Replacements

Signs Knowing When to Paint an Exterior Home

Several areas to look at determining if your exterior siding or sheathing needs painting. First, knowing how exterior paint reacts to the outside, and different weather conditions from intense Sun, to Rain and Snow is very helpful. The first sign exterior paint will show needing re-painted is fade. Yes, all paints have a tendency to fade, and exterior coatings fade much more quickly than interior ones, because of the extreme temperature changes, and UVA, UVB rays.

First Signs of Paint Failure

No Paint Company, Warrants Paint Fade

This is a very important painting tip to be aware of. I don't care if you have just purchased the most expensive, double life time exterior paint made, if you carefully read the back of the can, limited manufacture's warranty does not include paint fade. And again, paint fade is the first sign of a paint's deterioration and chemical breakdown. What many top paint manufactures do warrant is the paint's ability to adhere properly, as long as substrate is cleaned and sound. Most people can name these as chipping, cracking, peeling, and blistering. However, no paint in this world is not above, not fading. Therefore, keeping a fresh elastic weather-proof coating prohibits moisture from penetrating siding underneath. In the picture above, moisture did just that, through nail shafts, as the exterior paint first faded, then broke down, becoming flat, loosing it's sheen and luster. Moisture staying inside, not drying out, Masonite™ siding opening up like a sponge, becoming brittle all within a few years, with nothing to do but replace it. Once exterior paint shows fade, you had better start thinking of having your home painted!

Prices in Table below, are only Examples, and may Vary to Different parts of the Country.

A

B

C

D

 

E

 

No Exterior

Paint Costs

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

2000 sq. ft. home

 

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

 

Normal

Exterior House

Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

 

 

$0
$35,100
$3000
$0
$9000
Sub Total Costs

$35,100

$0
Total Costs over 45 years

$38,100
$9000

No Exterior

Paint Costs

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

2200 sq. ft. home

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

Normal Exterior House

Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

$0
$38,610 $3300 $0 $9900
Sub Total Costs $38,610 $0
Total Costs over 45 years
$41,910

$9900





No Exterior

Paint Costs

 

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

2400 sq. ft. home

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

Normal

Exterior Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

$0 $42,120
$3600 $0 $10,800
Sub Total Costs
$42,120
$0
Total Costs over 45 years $45,720

$10,800




No Exterior

Paint Costs

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

2600 sq. ft. home

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

Normal Exterior Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

$0 $45,630 $3900 $0 $11,700
Sub Total Costs
$45,630
$0
Total Costs over 45 years
$49,530

$11,700




No Exterior

Paint Costs

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

2800 sq. ft. home

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

Normal Exterior Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

$0
$49,140
$4200
$0 $12,600
Sub Total Costs $49,140
$0
Total Costs over 45 years
$53,340

$12,600




No Exterior

Paint Costs

Siding Replacement

Costs, based

on a

3000 sq. ft. home

Required External

Paint Job,

Cost for

New Siding

Siding Repair

Costs if

Maintained

Normal Exterior Painting,

Upkeep Costs

over 45 years

Paint Jobs Lasting

Approx. 15 yrs.

$0
$52,650
$4500 $0 $13,500
Sub Total Costs $52,650
$0
Total Costs over 45 years $57,150

$13,500









Painting the Home, Saving Time and Money

Getting off my soapbox, I look forward to any comments you may have below, and if in the Denver and Colorado area, look no further than Cal Phillips and Eco Paint Inc. for all of your house painting, siding repairs and replacements, serving Denver metro area and Colorado.

Hope you enjoyed reading how important it is painting one's exterior siding, saving thousands of dollars in the process. Whether we paint your home or office is not near as important to me, as you having the knowledge knowing how important exterior painting is to one's siding. In business to save you time and money, hope this does just that, anywhere you may be in our Great country.

If interested in a Free Exterior Paint Price, and Siding Repair Cost Estimate for Colorado, Eco Paint, your leading exterior painting contractor for Denver and Colorado. Call Today (303) 591-4978

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